FinancialMay 06 2010
Gameloft Sells 330 Million Downloadable Games
3 games per second sold throughout the world
Paris – Gameloft®, a leading publisher and developer of downloadable video games, announces 330 million downloadable games sold since its founding. Today Gameloft reaps the fruits of its investments in its capacity to create and distribute games, positioning itself as the leading publisher in the digital and downloadable video game market for all platforms.
“The consumer’s experience has always guided my choices. Players demand the best games for their platforms, at the right price,” said Michel Guillemot, president and founder of Gameloft. “It’s this idea that Gameloft was founded upon. Our creation team, one of the highest performing in the market, and our worldwide distribution, allow us to keep in step with all of the world’s great technological advances, from the arrival of 3D on cell phones to the emergence of smartphones and now tablets.”
Gameloft’s ambition is to satisfy all consumers with a varied portfolio that is of very high quality. Gameloft’s catalog now numbers close to 300 titles in all existing genres and for all cultures. This includes sports games like Real Football, action games like Hero of Sparta and N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, and adaptations of movies such as James Cameron’s Avatar. Thinking games like Brain Challenge or great intergenerational classics such as Uno, Shrek and Blokus are also widely acclaimed.
Gameloft’s games are available in over 80 countries and in 15 languages thanks to a powerful network of over 300 distributors around the world (telecom operators, phone and console manufacturers and media partners).
In the long term, Gameloft will continue to benefit from the rapid emergence of digital distribution of video games on mobile phones, smartphones, tablets and consoles along with all major technological innovations brought to the market by companies such as Apple, Nintendo, Sony, Samsung and Nokia. The company has thus positioned itself this year as one of the first publishers for Apple’s App Store with 65 iPhone games launched since July 2008 and 15 games already available on the iPad.
Gameloft is the worldwide leader in developing and publishing downloadable video games. Gameloft is now positioned, after 10 years, as one of the most innovative companies in its field. The company designs games for mobile phones, smartphones, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for which the number of units should exceed four billion in 2012. As a pioneer in the new downloadable game console market, Gameloft publishes games for WiiWare, DSiWare, Microsoft Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network.
Partnership agreements with major licensors allow Gameloft to associate the strongest international brands with such games as Uno, Ferrari, Shrek, CSI, Iron Man, Spiderman and Sonic. The company also has its own brand portfolio with established franchises such as Real Football, Asphalt and Cerebral Challenge.
Gameloft has locations on all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and has its own production studios with over 3,500 developers. Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).
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